Beautiful jewelry handmade by local Seward, Alaska artist Brenda Ballou.
"I've been making jewelry for about 20 years, and it's my Zen. I grew up in a family of crafters - from embroidery to woodworking to baking, everyone in my family has at least a couple of hobbies that involve working with your hands. There's nothing more satisfying than creating. I work with a variety of elements, from natural materials like pearls and semi-precious gems, to store bought items and found objects, like sea glass...the possibilities of creating beautiful jewelry are limitless. It's simply too much fun to ever think of stopping." - Brenda Ballou